Here at Nintendo Life we love it when our favourite video game music gets a quality video tribute with costumes, location, cinematography and a musical arrangement to match. Recently we covered Taylor Davis' amazing work and here is someone very much on a similar level of quality. Vocalist Jillian Aversa has unveiled her latest musical tribute to one of gaming's most beloved franchises: The Legend of Zelda.
Both Ocarina of Time's "Zelda's Lullaby" and Skyward Sword's "Ballad of the Goddess" are featured, with a stunning vocal performance in Hylian and a sweeping orchestral arrangement in collaboration with her husband, Andrew Aversa - both of whom share a deep appreciation for the iconic Nintendo franchise.
Here's what Jillian had to say on this video:
Ocarina of Time is my favorite game of all time, I've always been fond of 'Zelda's Lullaby' and love that the Skyward Sword main theme (a.k.a. 'Ballad of the Goddess') is actually 'Zelda's Lullaby' in reverse, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to play with the two pieces! There isn't a real Hylian language of course, but I did my best to make the lyrics sound authentic based on all the existing Zelda lore out there.
The arrangement was created for the Video Games Live symphonic concert series where it is performed at stops around the globe. Recorded with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, it can be heard on the recently released Video Games Live: Level 4 album, which is currently available on iTunes.
Take a look at the video and let us know if you have been enchanted by Jillian's ethereal voice.
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